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2006 Honda Pilot LX 3.5L No Start VIN: 2HKYF18436
Car wont start,cranks and occasionally backfire,after extended crank acts like flooded,continue cranking and car fires right up to about 2500rpm and stalls,repeat cranking several times and eventually can get started,even after running until warmed up starts h...
2007 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRE48517
Check engine light is on, engine runs fine, I have had 4 scan tools hooked to this crv (generic obd11, otc genisys, launch x431, and a ae laptop based scan tool) no communication at all! I have checked powers and grounds at data link connector and all seems ok...
2003 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.7L Rear Defoger-Tailights VIN: KMHWF25H23
Car presented with clicking rear defog relay-flashing defog indicator,tailights inop and instument cluster lights inop-if button for wiper mist is depressed while all this is happening tailights will work, instument cluster lights come on, and relay quits clic...
2001 Kia Sportage 2.0L Misfire VIN: KNDJB72301
car came in with engine running bad,we checked compression and all cyl's were 100 - 110 lbs. found that #1 and #2 cyl's were firing with weak spark,checked coil and found that it was borderline on resistance so we replaced both coils. cyl's 1 and 2 still firin... Trouble codes: P0300
2002 Kia Rio Cinco 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNADC16322
Vehicle came in with MIL illuminated,during warm up has intermitant stalling and has rich code,lean command.Tested O2 sensor,was replaced approx. 6 mos ago.O2 circuit spikes at times to 2+ Volts.Electrical arc from crank pulley to uni-body intermitantly not ti... Trouble codes: P0176 (Rich bank 1)
2004 Kia Spectra 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAFE12184
This Kia has a P1166 code even after both oxygen senors were replaced. I have fuel trim scan data at -7.4. Injector pulse width of .9ms to 1.3ms. Mass Air flow reading at idle is 5-7Kg/h. I have not checked fuel pressure. I did find that if I pinch off the eva... Trouble codes: P1166 (O2 Sensor System Lambda Bank Controller at the Limit Bank 1), P0140 (O2 Sensor Circuit No Activity Detected Bank1 Sensor2)
1999 Mazda Protege ES 1.8L Hesitation VIN: JM1BJ2219X
Well, here we are again. looking for help with a car from another shop?? This car had a bad engine in it and it was replaced with a rebuilt engine. When the owner picked up the car he was told that it needed a fuel pump. When we connect a fuel pressure gauge ...
2008 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5L wheel speed sensor VIN: 4S4BP61C38
hello subaru masters, this one is being diffacult. speedo shows a message er55 where mileage is, r/r wheel speed sensor is not showing on scantool, have checked sensor resistence same as left side, even put new sensor in, no change. wires look good under seat,...
1992 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L ignition timing VIN: JT2VN39W9N
Have checked postings. Customer replaced heads, timing belt. Came in for coolant leak(we repaired that). Customer then took for smog. Smog tech told him that timing was 2* retarded. Customer returned for diag. Throttle switch for timing check inop(replaced swi...
2001 Toyota Echo 1.5L No Start VIN: JTDBT12371
Hi guys I would really appreciate some help on this one. Came came in as a no start, replaced started and is cranking fine. However car well not start the fuel pump well not run. Customer worked on car himself and can't tell us what he did (yes he's that bad)e...
2004 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.0L Shocks And Struts VIN: JTEBU14R84
How to service hydraulic system for the shocks and struts after replacement
2008 Toyota RAV4 2.4L Mechanical VIN: 1FTWJO7373
The shop manual says the engine must be removed from the top with the trans,can it be removed from the bottom? is it better to remove from top or bottom?
2010 Toyota Highlander 3.5L Navigation VIN: 5TDYK3EH0A
Hi Guys, One of our long time customers recently purchased this Highlander and we did its first oil change/service. We have been unable to reset the maintenace reminder message which is displayed on a small screen above the NAV unit. We have tried the procedur...

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1998 Acura RL 3.5L odometer VIN: JH4KA9661W
the cause was the circut board in cluster was faulty and repaired.
2006 Isuzu N NPR-HD 5.2L warning lamp on VIN: J8DC4B16X6
two of the sugestions were correct this indicator light was for fuel filter water indication . we drained the filter and replaced the filter find it then went out .
2002 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Cuts out VIN: 3N1CB51D92
I found that the catalytic converters were melted down and partically plugged. Customer chose not to have it replaeced at this time. Thanks for all the help.
2005 Nissan Titan LE 5.6L 1-2 shift VIN: IN6AA07AX5
We replaced the valve body/tcm unit to fix the problem. we tested the solenoids and all passed electrically 6.2 ohms and 23 ohms for the pressure control solenoid. The problem was an internal fault in the tcm. I did find on the internet that The solenoids are ...
2005 Nissan Sentra S 1.8L Head Gasket VIN: 3N1CB51D85
Well guys, I appreciate all the info. I have decided to replace the head gasket on the used engine while it is easily accessible. A call to Federal Mogul (maker of Fel-Pro), revealed that their head gasket is updated to eliminate the problem the 1.8l nissan en...
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